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Autumn Fjordland Cruise
Enjoy the glories of Western Norway at a very special time of year, on this tremendous value cruise that includes visits to some breathtaking fjords, calls at some wonderful places, and the chance to enjoy a 'Laugh on the Ocean Wave' with celebrity guest comedians.
- Six nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
- On-board entertainment as arranged
- Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
- The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
- Port charges and taxes
- Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
Make your way to Tilbury to embark before this afternoon's sailing.
Today is spent at sea, enjoying the atmosphere on board and getting to know Marco Polo's wonderful on-board amenities. A special feature of this autumn cruise will be performances from two or three guest comedians who will not only entertain in the evening's 'Laugh on the Ocean Wave' spot, but will also take part in light-hearted 'Comedy Corner' interviews with the Cruise Director.
Hardangerfjord stretches over 100 kilometres into the Norwegian interior, and this morning Marco Polo heads into its stunning landscape. Discover a world where sheer, forested mountainsides plunge into still waters as Marco Polo heads to Eidfjord, from where you can take an excursion to the towering Voringfossen waterfalls.
Awake as Marco Polo cruises through the narrow fingers of mighty Sognefjord, the world's largest and deepest fjord, to Flam in the remotest corner of the fjord. From here, you can board the world famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway to witness the sheer beauty of the journey to Myrdal.Later this evening, enjoy another breathtaking cruise through wondrously scenic Naeroyfjord.
This morning Marco Polo docks in Bergen - an ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses, and birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.
Today is spent at sea, no doubt swapping memories with fellow passengers, and enjoying a last evening's entertainment on board.
Marco Polo arrives back in Tilbury at the end of the memorable voyage.
MV Marco Polo
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne 'Marco Polo', her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, 'Marco Polo' will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.
Fully stabilised and air-conditioned, 'Marco Polo' boasts eight passenger decks, which are serviced by four lifts and three wide stairwells. Out on deck a vast amount of space ensures plenty of viewing opportunities when cruising through scenic waters, and more-than-ample room for sunbathers to top up their tans, while belowdecks you'll find facilities to cater to all your cruising pleasures by day and night. In addition to the comfortable lounges and bars, beautiful main dining room and light and airy bistro there's a shopping arcade, a library, a card room and an internet room. The Spa, Beauty and Fitness Centre spoils the body-conscious with a gym, a hair and beauty salon, a table-tennis room, a massage and sauna area, and even deck-top Jacuzzis.'Marco Polo"s 15 categories of cabins and suites all offer private facilities with showers or bath/showers, TV with satellite, 'view from the bridge' and in-house movie channels, telephones, hairdryers and personal safes. Cabins have a variety of twin and double beds, with upper berths for third and fourth sharing passengers. Outside cabins offer porthole or larger windows. Your cabin will be looked after your steward/stewardess and housekeeper, who will ensure that beds are made, towels are changed and toiletries replenished. All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket. Even in the most economical cabins, the standard features are impressive.